(Courtesy of Puig)
(Courtesy of Puig)

Mariano Puig, who grew his family business into a fashion powerhouse, dies at 93

He led the Spanish company Puig for more than four decades, working closely with his three brothers.

Biden administration withdraws Trump-era proposal to allow homeless shelters to discriminate against transgender people

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge reverses yet another Trump attempt to roll back civil rights protections

Mortgage rates fall back below 3 percent

Following three weeks of declines, the 30-year fixed-rate average dropped below 3 percent for the first time since late February.

Investigation suppressed by Trump administration reveals obstacles to hurricane aid for Puerto Rico

A watchdog report uncovers bureaucratic hurdles the Trump administration erected for the struggling island to receive aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Biden’s USPS nominees face confirmation hearing as Democrats consider paths to oust DeJoy

Even if all three are confirmed to the Postal Service board, it’s unclear whether the new majority bloc would be in sync when it comes to the postmaster general or his cost-cutting agenda.

Biden’s economy shows strength, but recovery is far from complete

The American Rescue Plan stimulus package and broad economic optimism have helped businesses and consumers, but many Americans are still jobless.

Jobless claims hit back-to-back pandemic lows as recovery strengthens

The lower-than-expected tally fueled hopes that the economy was rebounding as vaccinations picked up and stimulus continued to reach U.S. households.

Grief about my father’s death is making it hard to concentrate at work

When you're losing focus from stress, grief and fear, seek support to help you keep from losing your job, as well.

Many left behind in this recovery have something in common: No college degree

The latest hiring numbers show encouraging signs that women are returning to the labor force, but major struggles remain for men and women without college degrees.

Cash payments spread from Congress to Stockton to Brazil — but notion of ‘universal basic income’ far from reality

The pandemic has taken the push for basic income national, making what has been a buzzy idea on the internet into real world programs. Will this idea outlast the economic crisis?

Minnesota gasps at the financial damage it faces from the Texas freeze

In Minnesota, where the temperature dropped below minus-20 in February and scarcely a single customer lost gas or electricity, state officials are struggling to come up with an equitable solution to a debacle that was made in Texas. One Texas-based utility is pushing hard for relief.

China’s Oscars boycott mixes politics with push to curb Hollywood dominance

Beijing is seizing the chance to promote homegrown movies as it prepares for a key political celebration.

Biden nominated three people to fix USPS. Here’s how the Postal Service’s leadership works.

Confirmation hearings beginning this week could shift the balance of power on the governing board that oversees Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
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